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Zuid-Beijerland (The Netherlands)

Korendijk municipality, Zuid-Holland province

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[Zuid-Beijerland flag] by Jarig Bakker, 17 Dec 2003
adopted 1 May 1973 See also:

Zuid-Beijerland [former municipality]

For the former municipality of Zuid-Beijerland, since 1984 part of Korendijk, Zuid-Holland province, Shipmate shows an old flag blue over white.
However the Coat of Arms, granted 24 Jul 1816, consists of BY lozenges...
Another flag was adopted 1 May 1973.
Description: the whole consists of yellow and blue lozenges (each with resp. two angles of 50o and 130o), in such a way that the flag has 21 lozenges, partly cut off by the flagborders, and the tophoist (part)lozenge is yellow.
Adopted 1 May 1973 by municipal resolution.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", Jun 2001.
The flag is a Banner of Arms, and the arms is said to have been granted by Lamoraal, Count of Egmond in 1557 after the Beijerland area was surrounded by a dike, the lozenges being from the arms of his wife, Sabina van Beieren.
Zuid-Beijerland had (1968) 2.700 inhabitants with the settlements Zuid-Beijerland (seat), Bommelskous, Hitsertse Kaai, Niwuendijk (part), Schenkeldijk, Tiengemeten island (part), Zuidzijde, and Zwartsluisje.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Dec 2003

I guess Beieren is Bavaria, and that Egmond's wife also gave name to the Beijerland area.
Note that this flag follows the "21 lozenges myth" -- Bavarian flags must have *at least* 21 lozenges, but rarely do they have so few: see this page.
Santiago Dotor, 17 Dec 2003

Her husband Lamoraal is *the* Egmond, featured in Goethe's play 'Graf Egmont' and consequently evoked in Beethoven's overture 'Egmont'.  The Spanish had him beheaded whereas his friend William (the Silent) of Orange continued the struggle and became the father of his country.
Jan Mertens, 17 Dec 2003


Zuid-Beijerland old flag

former Zuid-Beijerland Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net